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Project Engineer

Geismar, Louisiana, United States

Job Reference 1181234

Location Geismar, Louisiana, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 16, 2022

Project Engineer
Regional Project Lead


LOCATION:  The EGC (East Gulf Coast)-South project region supports Client hydrogen and air separation operating facilities across the southeastern United States.  The project office and supporting workforce are located in Gonzales, LA with a heavy concentration of operating facilities on the Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.



  • Lead assigned capital projects (standalone plant projects and projects within plant outages) and manage all engineering, design, and construction resources.
  • Develop estimates, funding documents, schedule, and ongoing forecasts for plant executed projects within SAP.  Maintain projects on budget and schedule
  • Ensure inherent process safety is adhered to on all project designs.  Facilitate management of change, process hazard reviews, and ORI’s.
  • Provide field supervision / support during project execution.  Lead Project Safety.
  • Hold accountability to quality standards as outlined by Client and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Complete project close out and documentation per Client procedures.



  • Technical degree (chemical engineering or mechanical engineering preferred)
  • 3-10 years’ experience in maintenance and/or engineering disciplines, including industrial outages.  Understanding of piping / electrical / instrumentation design and installation preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and business software, including Microsoft (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook) OneNote. SAP & Primavera P6 preferred.
  • Ability to travel 25-40% of the time depending on assigned workload (includes mileage traveled locally).  During outages, 12-hour work days/7 days per week is required to support project execution.
  • Obtain TWIC, passport, and refinery access / background checks
  • Pass Criminal background investigation. Individuals will be subject to pre-employment, reasonable cause periodic, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.



  • Conduct Safety Kickoff Meeting with contractors and operations team prior to start of project execution.  Clearly communicate safety goals – 0 Recordables, 0 First Aids 
  • Ensure all contractors on site for project execution have submitted an Emergency Action Plan prior to mobilization
  • Lead daily morning safety / toolbox meetings with all crafts  
  • Complete JSA reviews and fill out JSA Review form daily during execution of project
  • Participate in the Safe Work Permit issuance process with the operations team
  • Complete short-term contractor BSP (Basic Safety Process) forms daily during execution of project
  • Report all incidents immediately and support initial response, investigations, and RCAs as required.
  • Participate in Safety Sampling and Critical Safety Audits during outages
  • Attend and contribute to monthly group Safety Meetings


  • Strategic thinking and organizational credibility - able to influence business area, engineering and manufacturing managers in decision making process
  • Ability to work without close supervision.  Self-motivated and willingness to learn.  Makes good use of time, completing assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Works professionally and harmoniously with co-workers, supervisors, management, support personnel, program participants, and business-related persons.
  • Utilizes positive and constructive attitude toward resolution of problems and conflicts.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm in demanding situations.
  • High ethical standards - unwilling to compromise on worker safety and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Maintains confidentiality of written and verbal information pertaining to Client and Chemicals, Inc., its staff, management and participating onsite affiliates. 

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